Search Blog Posts

12 results.

From crashes to drug labs: A look inside Ecology's Spill Response Program
Ecology's Spills Program responds to spill emergencies, inspects chemical storage facilities, and cleans up a range of contaminated sites across Washington. Responder Sam Hunn gives us an inside look.
Crews safely remove, detonate dangerous chemical device

Homeowner finds poisonous theft deterrent in old safe. Ecology takes the chemicals and detonates them for safety. 

Ecology adopts rule to strengthen railroads’ oil spill response efforts

Ecology has adopted a new rule to strengthen railroads’ oil spill response efforts.

Preparing for a bad day: Oil industry practices saving wildlife during a spill

On July 12, 2018, 28 oil handling companies worked with expert contractors to demonstrate how ready they are to care for oiled wildlife, should Washington experience a tragic oil spill.

Remembering our oil spills legacy: Why Washington has an emergency response tug at Neah Bay

The recently passed 2019 Strengthening Oil Transportation Safety Act requires us to take steps toward safety of marine transportation and protection of the Salish Sea from oil spills.

Everett area could get nearly $4 million for habitat restoration

A proposed settlement could provide nearly $4 million to fund restoration sites in Port Gardner Bay and the Snohomish River that were damaged by industrial pollution.

Protecting the great Columbia River

We recently completed a report on Columbia River vessel traffic that will help us respond to spills on the Columbia alongside our partners. 

Are we ready for next big oil spill?

Lack of secure funding threatens our ability to test spill response capabilities and a lot more

Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst: Increasing our readiness to respond to oil train spills

We have oil spill response plans for Puget Sound and other marine waters to make the state ready for an accident involving tanker ships and refineries. Now, we're expanding this work.

Updated vessel study helps Washington prepare for (and prevent) oil spills

We have completed a year-long effort updating the 2010 vessel traffic risk assessment. The new risk assessment is an in-depth look at ship traffic through Puget Sound

Showing 1 - 10 of 12 results.